Ethel Tungohan is the Political Science Grant Notley Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta. Her current project examines the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), looking specifically at the development of changes to TFWP policy, the effects of the TFWP on temporary foreign workers, and the civic actions that have emerged in response to the TFWP.
Her postdoctoral research builds on her doctoral research on migrant activism surrounding Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP), which she finished in 2013 at the departments of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. Along with research partners from Gabriela-Ontario, York University, and Ryerson University, Ethel is part of a SSHRC Insight Grant funded project that examines former live-in caregivers’ experiences transitioning and settling into Canada upon finishing the LCP. Other research interests include Labour Migration, Migration and Global Diaspora Studies, Public Policy, Canadian Politics, and Intersectionality Policy Analysis. She has published a number of journal articles and book chapters on themes relating to immigration policy, gender, migrant domestic workers, and tobacco control policies and international public health.
Roland Coloma, Bonnie McElhinny, Ethel Tungohan, JP Catungal and Lisa Davidson (editors). 2012. Disturbing Invisibility: Filipinos in Canada. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.
Tungohan, Ethel. 2013. “Reconceptualizing Motherhood, Reconceptualizing Resistance: Migrant Domestic Workers, Transnational Hyper-Maternalism, and Activism.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 15 (1): 39-57.
Tungohan, Ethel. 2012. “Protecting Temporary Labour Migrants: An Emerging Role for Global Cities,” in Harald Bauder (editor), Immigration and Settlement: Challenges, Experiences, and Opportunities in Global and Local Contexts. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars Press, pp. 75-93.
Tungohan, Ethel. 2012. “Debunking Notions of Migrant ‘Victimhood’: A Critical Assessment of Temporary Labour Migration Programs and Filipina Migrant Activism in Canada,” in Roland Coloma, Bonnie McElhinny, Ethel Tungohan, JP Catungal and Lisa Davidson (editors), Disturbing Invisibility: Filipinos in Canada. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, pp. 161-180.
Tungohan, Ethel. 2010. “Is Global Sisterhood Elusive? A Critical Assessment of the Transnational Women’s Rights Movement.” Atlantis: Canadian Journal of Women’s Studies. 34 (2): 104-114.